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Breasts: top five facts

Small or big, round, or pear-shaped: breasts come in all shapes and sizes. They do more than just provide milk for babies.

They’re a secondary sex organ and are very sensual, giving pleasure when caressed. Here are our mammary top five facts.

  1. The beginning of breasts

    Breasts start growing during puberty. It can start when you’re as young as eight, but likewise, not much might happen until you’re thirteen. Breasts can keep on growing until you’re 21. And they can go on changing over your lifetime. Bodies develop at different speeds, so don’t worry if yours grow slower or faster than those of others. 

    Often, they are uneven in size or shape. Around the age of 20, the difference sometimes evens out, although it’s not uncommon to have differently sized or shaped breasts after that age. In any case, it’s not a reason to worry. 

  2. What determines breast size?

    The shape and size of your breasts are determined by your genes, and to some extent, the shape is also influenced by the surrounding muscles. You may also notice your breasts get bigger or smaller if you put on or lose weight.

    The size of your breasts can depend on the time of the month, too: each month, hormones get your breasts ready for pregnancy. They get a bit larger and more sensitive. After your period, they go back to their usual size and shape. Lastly, your breasts may also be affected by hormonal contraceptives like the family planning pill.

  3. Does breast size matter?

    Many girls and women worry about the size of their breasts, thinking they are too small or too big. Some are teased about it, too.

    In terms of sexual and biological functionality, size definitely does not matter. The size or shape of your breasts has nothing to do with their sensitivity: small breasts are just as sensitive as big ones. And it’s a cliché that all guys prefer big breasts, too: just as many get excited by more smaller sizes.

    If you really want to change the size of your breasts, bear in mind that there is absolutely no proof that any exercises, creams, or sprays can make your breasts grow bigger.

    The only possibility to really change the size of your breasts is plastic surgery. You can have your breasts enlarged artificially. Or, if your breasts are so large as to make you uncomfortable or even experience problems like backaches, reductive surgery can be an option. But any surgery is always a big (not to mention expensive) step and should be considered carefully.

  4. All about nipples

    Just like breasts, nipples vary a lot, both in size and colour. They are the most sensitive area of the breasts (see fact #5). When a girl or woman is aroused, her nipples get harder and stand up (but this can also happen when she’s cold!). Almost always, some stray hairs grow in the nipple area – it’s okay to pluck these with tweezers.

    It’s also normal to have nipple discharge. Breasts can produce fluid in different amounts throughout a young girl’s and woman’s life. You should only be concerned if the fluid is red, pink or brown; comes out all the time (unless you’re pregnant), or appears only in one breast. If one of these is the case, contact your health care professional for more information.

  5. Orgasmic breasts 

    Breasts are a really sensual area of the body and many women find their partner licking, sucking, biting, or blowing on their nipples really turns them on. The reason for this is that the breasts share neural pathways with the vagina and other parts of the genitals that lead to a part of the brain involved in having orgasms. 

    That’s why stimulating a woman’s nipples can be so pleasurable – it can have a similar effect in the body as touching her vagina or clitoris. It can be so arousing that it can even give some women an orgasm!


    Have a breast story to share? Leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook pages Love Matters Kenya and Love Matters Naija.

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  1. Thats awsome.. I think thats
    Thats awsome.. I think thats really interesting especially #factFive… So factual..!! Lyke this ..

    1. That’s great, Rony!
      That’s great, Rony!

  2. Breasts vary in size.Some are
    Breasts vary in size.Some are big or small,but my perspective is that that never matter.where to lay hands is what i would ask.I mean for perfect organsm

    1. That, you will have to ask
      That, you will have to ask the woman you are having sex with.

  3. why do some ladies as old as
    why do some ladies as old as 22 have flat chest like men?

    1. Asin Ehhhhh. The thing tire…
      Asin Ehhhhh. The thing tire me…. Pls somebody should answer this question oo

      1. Hello Chelsea, thank you for…

        Hello Chelsea, thank you for reaching out and we are sorry you are feeling tired and worn. Please explain what question exactly you would like us to answer so that we may be in a better position to respond to your needs my dear,


        Love Matters Team.

  4. I’m a c – cup.but my breast
    I’m a c – cup.but my breast are quite heavy. They nicely fit into the palm of a man’s hand. My husband feels bigger breast and bum bums would make me more appealing. So I guess to him size does matter

  5. How do girls show that they
    How do girls show that they are ready for the act

    1. Ask them and they will tell
      Ask them and they will tell you!

    2. Am happy to in this group…
      Am happy to in this group.thanks

      1. Hello Sunny brown, thank you…

        Hello Sunny brown, thank you for getting in touch and we are over the moon that we are able to make you happy! Welcome to Love Matters and we are very happy to have you be a part of our forum! Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe! 

  6. well us 4m my bobs are very
    well us 4m my bobs are very small not that small alove it the way they a………..how will I know that I’m pregnant??????

    1. Angie,

      you wait until your period is late, and once it is, you take a pregnancy test; that’s it 🙂

  7. I personally prefer big…
    I personally prefer big boobs they r enjoyable

  8. Thank you for sharing with…
    Thank you for sharing with us your preference.

  9. Wow! Your stuffs always…
    Wow! Your stuffs always drive a point in. Thanks a lot.

    1. Thank you and you are…
      Thank you and you are welcome.

  10. I like this piece very…
    I like this piece very interesting

    1. Jeymo, You will need to…
      Jeymo, You will need to consult a surgeon to get to know the cost. Any specific reason why you are considering this option?

    1. We appreciate the feedback.
      We appreciate the feedback.

  11. For sure during sexual…
    For sure during sexual intercourse,breasts play a major part in satisfied woman

    1. Thank you Judy, we…
      Thank you Judy, we appreciate your your contribution.

  12. Its an awesome post. My…
    Its an awesome post. My humble advice is that ladies out there should try to use the right bras that perfectly cap their breasts so as to maintain its adorable size and shape. Thanks

    1. Thank you Eling for your…

      Thank you Eling for your contribution. 

    1. Hey Tony, thank you for…

      Hey Tony, thank you for sharing.

  13. Hmmm, like I said I don’t…
    Hmmm, like I said I don’t fit in any of the categories honestly (Regarding no.2),I’m the only female with the smallest boobs in my family… but after going through no.3 I changed my mind.Breast na breast shaaaa.

  14. Haha thank you so much for…

    Haha thank you so much for sharing Berry and we are glad that we are able to provide you insight into your body, have a wonderful weekend ahead and stay safe!

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